Author: Megan Fluke

Tickets for our 17th Annual Nature’s Inspiration Go Live Today!
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Tickets for our 17th Annual Nature’s Inspiration Go Live Today!

You are invited to join us on September 27 from 5:00-6:30pm for our virtual celebration of Valentin Lopez, Chairman of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band. In the spirit of our traditional celebration, enjoy: Musical performance from Grammy award-winning Ozomatli and the UwiSmak Mutsun singers Guest appearances by prominent local leaders including County Supervisor Joe Simitian...

6 Actions Toward Allyship with Local Native Americans
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6 Actions Toward Allyship with Local Native Americans

Green Foothills has worked closely with the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band in recent years to protect the 6,400 acres of Juristac southwest of Gilroy from the threat of a sand and gravel mine. There is a stronger chance we will succeed in permanently protecting this wildlife corridor and sacred site because of this collaboration. Since...

People who Give us hope: Silicon Valley Youth Climate Strikers
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People who Give us hope: Silicon Valley Youth Climate Strikers

Youth Climate Strike was born out of an international school walk out of 1.4 million students on March 15, 2019. This movement – entirely led by high school students – is bringing awareness of the urgency of climate change and advocating for change at the national, state, and local level. With 90 young activists organizing...

Announcing Our 2020 Nature’s Inspiration Honoree
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Announcing Our 2020 Nature’s Inspiration Honoree

Our 17th annual fundraiser, Nature’s Inspiration, is going to be different this year and we are ready for a celebration that lives up to its name. On Sunday, September 27 we will be hosting an entirely new virtual version of Nature’s Inspiration that will capture the excitement and spirit of our traditional annual celebration while...

My Comments at the 50th Earth Day Celebration
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My Comments at the 50th Earth Day Celebration

Some have asked me to share what I said at the 50th Virtual Earth Day Event on April 22, 2020. I’m happy to share them! Happy 50th Earth Day! Thank you for being a part of this celebration and moment in history. I’d like to talk today about the power of community. Community isn’t about...

8 Ways to Enjoy #NeighborhoodNature
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8 Ways to Enjoy #NeighborhoodNature

As we shelter in place and practice social distancing, here are some suggestions for how to enjoy #NeighborhoodNature and get essential fresh air close to home. Many of these activities can be experienced over a phone call with a friend or loved one. 8 Ways You Can Enjoy #NeighborhoodNature 1. Look down at grass and...

Celebrating Women’s History Month: Mary Davey
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Celebrating Women’s History Month: Mary Davey

Since 1962, women have been at the forefront of Green Foothills’ work to protect our region’s ecological health. In celebration of Women’s History Month, we are recognizing the achievements of three remarkable women who dedicated much of their lives to Green Foothills – Lois Hogle, Ruth Spangenberg, and Mary Davey – by writing a piece...

Our response to COVID-19
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Our response to COVID-19

Last Friday the County of Santa Clara released a coronavirus guidance statement banning gatherings of 35 to 100 people unless certain conditions are met. We are expecting similar action from the County of San Mateo.  Green Foothills has decided to not hold any gatherings for the time being and our team will be working remotely effective today. This...

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2019 reminded me that the impact and effectiveness of Green Foothills is only possible because thousands of people unite in support of our mission and vision. Year...

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